Mark Ellis
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Missouri
Graduating Year: 2010
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 423-425-5539

Former NCAA Champion Mark Ellis is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Mocs.   A 2010 graduate of Missouri, Ellis claimed the National Championship in 2009.  He competed in mixed-martial arts following his graduation from Missouri, and was a volunteer assistant coach for the Tigers last season.

Ellis is just the second wrestler at Missouri to win a title. He entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed at heavyweight and earned five wins over ranked wrestlers at the tournament.  He closed things out with a 3-2 win over No. 5 Konrad Dudziak (Duke) in tiebreakers. Ellis became a two-time All-American the following year when he finished sixth.

Ellis finished his National Championship campaign with a 31-3 record, the fifth-best winning percentage (.912) in a single season in program history.  He closed out his Tiger career with a 90-39 record and was the program's Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2009.  He and captured the Ed Lampitt Award in 2010 and currently ranks sixth all-time in career falls, pinning 30 opponents in his career.

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